Monday, February 20, 2012

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) born in Spain, practiced painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and stage design. Picasso is often heralded as one of the most influential artists of the 2oth century, he is noted for the co-founding of the cubist movement, the inventions of constructed sculpture and collage, and the development of a wide variety of styles.
Picasso is known for employing many different printmaking techniques in his work, he is even cited as possibly being the inventor of reduction printmaking. Other techniques he used included intaglio techniques such as engraving, drypoint, etching, and aquatint, as well as lithography and linocuts.

A series of lithographs abstracting the form of a bull.

"Grande Tete de Femme" 1962 Linocut

"Mother and Child with Shawl" 1966 Color Lithograph

"The Bullfight in Red and Yellow" 1959 Color Linocut

"Still Life with Skull" 1914 Drypoint Etching

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